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Default Air Force Logo Reflect on your actions
As we approach the New Year, many of us will set goals and/or challenges to complete in the upcoming year. For many, weight loss will be their challenge, for some it may be giving up a bad habit, and for others it might be to spend more time with family and friends. This year I have a challenge for you that everyone could benefit from. I challenge
0 12/21
2012
Default Air Force Logo AMC commander: Home for the holidays
After years away, Ricki and I are overjoyed to return to Air Mobility Command. It feels like we have come back home, just in time for the holidays. To you, the more than 130,000 active-duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian men and women who make up our Mobility Air Forces, we could not be more proud of your accomplishments. You have shown us that the
0 12/18
2012
Default Air Force Logo The most wonderful time of the year
What a wonderful time of year it is. We've all worked very hard this year and we all deserve a joyous holiday break; a time to reflect and be thankful for all of our successes and accomplishments. Live it up Team McChord, you've earned it!This holiday season will surely be filled with all kinds of heartwarming activities; gift shopping, parties and
0 12/17
2012
Default Air Force Logo What inspires you?
Inspiration? With all that is going on in the world, what do we have to be inspired about? What inspires you? Lately, the United States has struggled to answer that question. As military members, you and I confront our nation's challenges head on. Aside from our current global conflicts - the Afghanistan conflict, Iran's nuclear ambitions, global
0 12/10
2012
Default Air Force Logo The rainbow at the end of the drive
I had a lot to do and no time to do it! It was just one of those days. I had a million things going on, but nothing seemed to be getting done. On top of the pile of projects I already had going, I was tasked with a big responsibility that I wasn't sure I had time for. I was behind on my college course work and was going to be up late again,
0 11/30
2012
Default Air Force Logo American Indian heritage and the U.S. military
For more than 200 years, American Indians have participated courageously in the U.S. military. As early as the 18th century, American Indians have been recognized by our great American military leaders. General George Washington in 1778 stated he thought the American Indians would be great scouts and light troops. Since then, American Indians have
0 11/26
2012
Default Air Force Logo A time for reflection
My fondest holiday memories growing up are of the long road trips to visit my grandparents and to spend a long holiday weekend with a dozen cousins, sitting at the kids' table wondering when I would get to move up to the "big" table. Today, I am proud to say that I sit at the "big" table, but I still long to see my family so far away. I am sure
0 11/16
2012
Default Air Force Logo Professional organizations – good for more than just an EPR bullet
Late this past summer, I found myself thrown into leading a professional organization called the Rising Four. The Rising Four is for Airmen in the ranks of Airman Basic through Senior Airman, and aims to get Airmen out of their dorms, meeting new people and helping out in their communities. When I agreed to become the president, I didn't really
0 11/13
2012
Default Air Force Logo Stay prepared, even after inspections are over
Now that all the major inspections are over, there should be one thing that resonates with all of us, the satisfaction of a job well done and having all of them behind us. But before we move on to the next big issue on our schedule (and there will be one, I guarantee it), I ask that you reflect on what it took to prepare for, and be ready for, all
0 11/02
2012
Default Air Force Logo Mentoring – Are you involved?
What is a mentor? In Greek mythology, Mentor was a friend of Odysseus and was asked to look after Odysseus' son Telemachus when Odysseus left for the Trojan War. In modern times, the word has come to mean a trusted friend or counselor. The mentor is usually someone senior and more experienced who looks after a more junior colleague. The noun has
0 10/26
2012
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